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Art Quilt Exhibit

because: an art quilt exhibit
march 6 – april 30
public artist reception march 26 4-5:30pm
mother brook arts & community center

Ten artists are participating in “Because: An Art Quilt Exhibit.” Over 40 quilts, showcasing an incredible range of techniques and styles, are on display now through April 30.

Mother Brook Arts 123 High Street in Dedham
Gallery hours: noon-4 Tuesday through Saturday
Artist Reception Sunday March 26 from 4-5:30
Admission to the galleries and reception is free
and there is plenty of free parking.

Participating artists: Judy Becker, Ann Brauer, Nancy Crasco, Michele David, Beatriz Grayson, Carol Anne Grotrian, Mary-Ellen Latino, Amy Ropple, Ethel Shulam and Iris Sonnenschein

Make sure to stop by my studio to say hello when you come to the exhibit. I look forward to seeing you at the artist reception!

iris sonnenschein | 617-775-9872 | iris@irisquilts.comquilt

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March Newsletter

The March 2017 Newsletter is now online. Click on the Newsletter tab, then click on nlMarch 2017.

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The MVQ board meeting has been changed. The Plaistow Library isn’t available on the first Wednesday on the month any more. The new date is TUESDAY APRIL 4 at the Plaistow Library from 7-9. Liz is trying to find a new location so we can continue with Wednesday nights in the future.

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Change of Date for Quilt Show meeting

The date for the quilt show meeting has been changed due the library book sale. The new date is Wednesday March 22nd at the Georgetown Library from 6-8.

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New Bedford Art Museum

The New Bedford Art Museum is dedicated to fiber arts for the month of March.  Check out their website newbedfordart.org .  Or visit their Facebook page.  You can find the link on the Merrimack Valley Facebook page.

Click here for more information on the events for the month of March.  Looks interesting!

Looks interesting!

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Karen Kay Buckley in Wakefield

Want to Learn?
Love Applique?

Award Winning Quilter and Applique Artist
Karen Kay Buckley

The Nimble Thimblers’ Guild is having Karen Kay Buckley (www.karenkaybuckley.com) as a guest lecturer at their Tuesday, March 28th meeting. Karen will also teach a hand applique workshop on Sunday,  March 26th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Karen’s lecture will be “From the Beginning: Album of a Quilter”. She will take you on the journey from her first quilt to her most recent work. Included in the presentation is a slide tour of Karen’s home and studio. The meeting will be held at: The Crystal Community Club, 77 Preston St. in Wakefield. Guests: $10.

Garden Medley”

This 6-hour class will be held in Reading at RCTV at 557 Main St.  The finished wall quilt measures 21” X 24 ½”. In class you will work on the center panel, although you will receive the pattern to complete the 3-panel quilt. Sewing on this panel you will learn how to achieve smooth curves, wonderful points and perfect circles. Karen will teach you her fun and easy tips to make your hand applique look great.

For more information or to sign up for the workshop, contact:

Barbara Malek at barbaramalek@verizon.net

781-245-6906(w) or  781-439-8915(c)
Mary McGivern at mlinc13@verizon.net

781-224-0891(h) or  339-222-8521(c)



On Sunday, prior to her lecture, Karen will be teaching a group of no more than 25 students. Class fee is $55 per person plus a pattern fee of $16.00.


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Lost & Found

Left behind at the UFO Auction 2/16/17: a red plastic bag and a blue cloth bag with fabrics inside that they bought at the UFO Auction. To claim your fabric, call Bev Valle as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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